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MANARAT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Program: Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies

 

 

A Unique Educational Experience

 

 

Consequent upon approval by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh the Manarat International University (MIU) has added a new discipline of Journalism and Media Studies in its academic program and opened the Department of Journalism and Media Studies from Spring Semester 2013, Thirteenth of its kind in Bangladeshi Universities.

 

MIU’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies; being a Centre of Academic, Moral and Ethical Excellence; is aimed to impart theoretical, practical and hands-onknowledge in the discipline, so as to build a band of conscious, committed, competitive, courageous and compassionate media professionals and nation builders.

The Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies program at MIU provides an in-depth education, training and research opportunity to students willing and able to undertake the rigors of both academic and industrial learning in the profession of Journalism and Media.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies at MIU is under the School of Arts and Humanities. At the moment it runs a 4-year Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies. MIU plans to introduce Masters of Journalism and Media Studies in future.

Program Objectives:

● To impart modern hands-on education,training and conduct research in the

 Discipline;

 

● Tocreate Centre of Academic and Moral Excellence in media learning and its

Programstructure.

 

Program Structure:

MIU Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies program comprises 24 General Education (GED) courses and 111 departmental courses. GED courses are mandatory. Under the departmental requirements, students take departmental core, concentration, and elective courses for completing total required 135 credits for graduation.

The program is being administered by internationally educated and experienced faculty, and offers a holistic view of the global, regional and local media perspective with rich content and practical applicability in collaboration with locally available media houses/industries. The curriculum is designed to provide students solid academic grounding and industrial learning placement with the ability to perform under stress and deadlines.

Academic Calendar:

The Academic year consists of three semesters: Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Spring starts in January and ends in April. The Summer semester commences in May and ends in August. The duration of Fall Semester is from September to December.

Attractive areas where graduates  can get employment after completion of Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies at MIU:

√ TV and Print reporting

√ Video journalism and production

√ Multimedia production

√ Desktop publishing

√ Film production

√ Business reporting

√ Program anchoring

√ TV news performance

√ Photo journalism

√ TV studio production

√ Advertising

√ Public Relations

√ Film-direction

√ Sub-editing

………… and a lot more !!!

Accreditation, Affiliation and Collaboration:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh, approve the MIU degree programs. MIU has official collaboration, and student and faculty exchange arrangement with California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), USA. Negotiations for academic collaboration in the discipline of Media Studies, Mass Communication, Journalismwith other internationally reputed universities are in progress.

Degree Offered:

Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies

Program Duration:

4 (Four) Years

Admission Requirement and Eligibility:

The admission depends on satisfactory result in MIU’s admission test held approximately four weeks before the beginning of each semester.

● The minimum qualification for admission test are:

● At least GPA 2.5 or Second Division both at SSC and HSC, or

● Equivalent degrees from Madrasah Education Board (Alim, Fazil), or

● Minimum C grade in two subjects at A level and 5 subjects at GCE O’ level, or

● US High School Diploma or equivalent

Application forms are available at the Registrar’s office/information desk of MIU & district and divisional level branches of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited. One can also download the application form our website www.manarat.ac.bd.

Key Program Features:

● State-of-the-art Computer and Media Labs connected with Local Area Network (LAN)

● Faculty educated and experienced abroad, local faculty, and distinguished visiting/guests faculty

● Credit transfer potential to USA, Canada, UK, Australia and other foreign countries

● Broadband internet connectivity providing free online browsing and e-mail

● Tuition fee waiver in the first semester for students on merit list in HSC/two As in A’ level/1st division both in SSC and HSC or equivalent CGPA

● Scholarship and/or financial assistance to the registered paying students falling under the category of poor and meritorious students

● On campus jobs for students

● Open credit system

● Credit transfer facilities from other universities/recognized institutions

● Regular student’s participation in seminars, different club activities and symposia

● Close contacts with leading media institutions, industries

● Study tours, industrial learning placement, industrial visits at leading local and international organizations

Admission Procedures:

The university allows admission of students one month ahead of each Semester- Spring, Summer, and Fall following the Admission Announcements published in the leading Daily Newspapers of the country. 

Tuition and Fees:

MIU fees are competitive amongst the top ranking private universities in Bangladesh. The students must pay fees and other charges before seeking official registration. The fees for the 4-year BSS (Honors) in Journalism and Media Studies are as follows:

Admission Fee (one time)

 Tk. 12,000

GED Courses (per credit) X 24

 Tk. 1,300

Departmental Courses (per credit) X 111

 Tk. 2,000

Other Charges

 Tk. 4,000

Total Fees Payable over 4 Years in 12 Semesters

 Tk. 313,200

20% Waiver for First Few  Batches

 Tk. 262,400

 

Academic Waiver for Students Based on SSC and HSC Results:

Average GPA in SSC & HSC (Without 4th Subject): 5.00 - 100% Tuition Fee Waiver Subject to maintaining CGPA 3.60 at MIU

Tk. 60,000

Average GPA in SSC & HSC (Without 4th Subject): 4.50 - 50% Tuition Fee Waiver Subject to maintaining CGPA 3.50 at MIU

Tk. 186,600

Average GPA in SSC & HSC (Without 4th Subject): 4.00 - 25% Tuition Fee Waiver Subject to maintaining CGPA 3.40 at MIU

Tk. 249,900

Average GPA in SSC & HSC (Without 4th Subject): 3.50 - 10% Tuition Fee Waiver Subject to maintaining CGPA 3.20 at MIU

Tk. 287,800

 

Courses offered for the 4-year Bachelor in Journalism and Media Studies:

Year

Semester

Course Title

Course Code

Credit

1st

1st

Concepts and History of Journalism

BJM 111

3

   

Concepts and History of Communication

BJM 112

3

   

Bangla Writing Skills

BJM 113

3

 

2nd

Mass Media in Bangladesh

BJM 121

3

   

News Gathering and Writing

BJM 122

3

   

Photojournalism

BJM 123

3

 

3rd

Reporting: Theory and Practice

BJM 131

3

   

Bangladesh and World Affairs

BJM 132

3

   

English Writing Skills

BJM 133

3

2nd

4th

Editing: Theory and Practice

BJM 211

3

   

Radio Journalism

BJM 212

3

   

Media Ethics and Laws

BJM 213

3

 

5th

Interpersonal and Group Communication

BJM 221

3

   

Business Communication and Journalism

BJM 222

3

   

Society and Politics in Bangladesh

BJM 223

3

 

6th

Speech Communication

BJM 231

3

   

Public Relations

BJM 232

3

   

Documentary Video Production

BJM 233

3

3rd

7th

TV Reporting

BJM 311

3

   

Communication Policy and Planning

BJM 312

3

   

Advanced Reporting

BJM 313

3

 

   8th

Advanced Editing

BJM 321

3

   

Theories in Communication and Media Studies

BJM 322

3

   

Desktop Publishing

BJM 323

3

 

9th

Dynamics and Structure of Communication

BJM 331

3

   

Advertising and Copy Writing

BJM 332

3

   

Communication Research Methodology

BJM 333

3

4th

10th

Film Reading

BJM 411

3

   

World Media System

BJM 412

3

   

Development Communication and Media Advocacy

BJM 413

3

 

11th

Population and Health Communication

BMJ 421

3

   

Information and Communication Technologies

BJM 422

3

   

Cyber Communication and Journalism

BJM 423

3

 

12th

Media and Contemporary Social Challenges in Bangladesh

BJM 431

3

   

Internship

BJM 432

6

   

Monograph

BJM 433

1.5

 

 

Viva-voce

BJM 434

1.5

 

 

Contact:

Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Manarat International University

Ashulia Permanent Campus:

Ashulia Model Town,
Khagan, Ashulia
Dhaka
Phone: 01819245895, 01780364415



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Web Site: www.manarat.ac.bd

Tel:01923-394477, 01712-689159

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Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Contact Details of Members of Faculty and Staff:

List of Regular Faculty Members:

Name Qualification and Designation Contact

Professor Dr. M. ZahangirKabir

 

 

 

 

 

MA (Dhaka),PG Dip ( New Delhi),PhD (Mysore)

Head, Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Former Chairman, Media Studies, Islamia Universityof Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Founder Chairman, Mass Communication Journalism, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Former Director, SAARC HRD Centre, Islamabad,Pakistan

Former Director, SAARC Agricultural InformationCentre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Mobile: 01923-394477

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Mr. Rafiquzzaman

Assistant Professor

MSS (Dhaka)

Former Lecturer (Communication and Media Studies)

University of Development  Alternative (UODA), Dhaka

01712-689159

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Mr. Md. Mamun Uddin

Lecturer

BSS (Hons) & MSS

Department of Communication and Journalism

University of Chittagong (CU)

Mob: 01912-143693

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Ms. Rehana Sultana

Lecturer

BSS (Hons) & MSS

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

University of Dhaka (DU)

Mob: 01835-520821

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Md. Burhan Uddin

Lecturer

Department of  Journalism and Media Studies

Mob: 01916651377

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Mr. Monir Hossain

Lecturer

BSS (Hons) & MSS

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

University of Dhaka (DU)

 

 

Adjunct Faculty:

Mr. Quazi Rownaq Hossain

 

 

Adjunct Faculty in Photo journalism

MA (Dhaka)

Mr. Imran Hasan

Part Time Lecturer

Bachelor (Hons)

Computer Science and Engineering

UODA

Masters in Information Technology

University of Dhaka

Mr. Monir Hossain

Part Time Lecturer

BSS (Hons) & MSS

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

University of Dhaka (DU)